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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.

Baker McKenzie has a team in place that has been advising clients real-time on these most critical issues since the first orders were enacted. We are pleased to provide this Tracker, which identifies the relevant state-wide shelter-in-place orders and their related expiration dates, as well as the applicable state-wide reopening plans, in each of the 50 United States plus Washington, D.C. The “What’s Open” table on each page highlights the reopening status of four major sectors (office, manufacturing, retail and bars/restaurants).

In addition, the Tracker includes links to the relevant quarantine requirements or recommendations for incoming travelers in each state plus Washington, D.C.

Key developments reflected in this week’s update to the Tracker include the following:

  • The Governors of several states extended their emergency declaration orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington and Wyoming.
  • The Governors of Maryland and Wisconsin issued new orders requiring face masks to be worn in certain public and/or indoor spaces.
  • Connecticut, New Jersey and New York expanded the number of states from which travelers will be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine (the list now includes 36 states).
  • The Governor of Michigan issued a revised order that limits indoor gatherings to no more than ten people and requires that any work that can be performed remotely, must be performed remotely.
  • No states proceeded to the next phase of their reopening plans.

Please call or email your regular Baker McKenzie contact if you require additional analysis regarding these matters.

Last updated July 31, 2020


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